Single Dose of Ketamine Plus Talk Therapy May Reduce Alcohol Use

A single infusion of ketamine, combined with outpatient behavioral therapy, helped alcohol-dependent individuals abstain from drinking for a few weeks after the treatment, researchers at Columbia University, a NYSERNet member have found. The findings could lead to a new approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorder. Researchers are not certain how ketamine helps people abstain from drinking. “One possibility is that ketamine addresses addiction-related vulnerabilities, like low motivation and low resilience, that contribute to problematic use. Read more here: